Exterior work is moving along at Beckford Tower and Beckford House, a pair of residential buildings in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Workers are installing the final sections of Brynne Brownstone and Indiana Limestone on Beckford House, located at 301 East 81st Street, also addressed as 1562 Second Avenue, and Beckford Tower at 301 East 80th Street. The project is designed by Studio Sofield and SLCE Architects and is being developed by Icon Realty Management. CM & Associates is in charge of construction management.
Work on the Jewish Theological Seminary‘s expansion is nearing completion in Morningside Heights. The brick exterior of the seven-story superstructure is finished, while the interiors are likely in the final stages as well. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects is the designer of the new facility, which will debut in an opening ceremony on March 22, 2020. MNLA is the landscape architect.
Excavation is well underway at 2750-2754 Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem, where Haussmann Development will eventually launch a pair of new buildings. Designed by Nicholas Kazalas of NDKazalas Architecture, the structures will function more like two connected wings and contain a mix of rental apartments, commercial tenants, and community facilities.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 31-17 28th Avenue in Astoria, Queens. Located at the intersection of 28th Avenue and 32nd Street, the lot is one block south of the Astoria Boulevard subway station, serviced by the N and W trains. Bell Realty is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is nearing completion at 180 East 88th Street, the tallest structure on the Upper East Side above 72nd Street. DDG is the designer and principal developer of the 31-story residential skyscraper, for which HTO Architects is serving as the architect of record and Global Holdings Management is also developing. Petersen Tegl, a Denmark-based firm, is in charge of putting together the thin Kolumba masonry bricks in the gray-colored façade.